The Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes
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The Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes

Edited by Robert W. Dimand and Harald Hagemann

The most influential and controversial economist of the twentieth century, John Maynard Keynes was the leading founder of modern macroeconomics, and was also an important historical figure as a critic of the Versailles Peace Treaty after World War I and an architect of the Bretton Woods international monetary system after World War II. This comprehensive Companion elucidates his contributions, his significance, his historical context and his continuing legacy.
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Chapter 78: Harry Gordon Johnson

Donald Moggridge

Abstract

The Canadian economist Harry Johnson, who had studied at the universities of Toronto, Cambridge and Harvard, was an assistant lecturer in Cambridge and a fellow of King’s College from 1948 to 1956. Having been educated at the two centres of the Keynesian revolution, Cambridge and Harvard, he was a “third generation Keynesian” in his own estimation, and a “bastard Keynesian” in Joan Robinson’s. This chapter describes and analyses his “Keynesian” position.

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